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5 Most Successful Clubs in English Football History

English football have had a lot of teams that have been successful for multiple years. Certain clubs have been very consistent over the years in ensuring that they stay relevant and keep winning trophies irrespective of which players they have and which manager is running things.

Here are the top five most successful clubs in English football history.

5. Aston Villa - 20 Trophies

Aston Villa may have fallen by the wayside in the last decade or so, having even dropped out of the Premier League, but they were one of the first teams to be winning league titles and domestic cups. 

They have as many as seven first division league titles and FA Cups and a European Cup to boot. With a total 20 trophies in their history, not counting the second and third division titles, they are the fifth most successful English club. 

4. Chelsea - 24 Trophies

In contrast, Chelsea are a team that have only recently started winning titles, but they have more than made up for it by catching up to the top teams. Chelsea have six league titles to their name and one Champions League title.

However, they have been ever present in European competitions, winning two UEFA Cup/Europa League trophies and two Cup Winner's Cup titles too, to take their tally to 24. 

3. Arsenal - 30 Trophies

Arsenal are one of the top three clubs in England that have consistently been at the top since they were promoted to the First Division. Although the Gunners are now nowhere near winning the league, they still manage to win an FA Cup every now and then. 

Arsenal have 13 league titles and FA Cups, along with the two European cups they have, their total trophy count is 30. 

2. Manchester United - 42 Trophies

It was not too long ago that Manchester United were fighting for the league title every season, but since the departure of Sir Alex Ferguson, they have been floundering about, but that has not stopped them from winning other trophies, more recently being the FA Cup and the Europa League. 

Their tally of 20 league titles is the highest in England and they are joint first in terms of total trophies won - at 42. 

1. Liverpool - 42 Trophies

Liverpool were recently second in the list, but their Champions League trophy not only puts an end to their title drought but also puts them on par with hated rivals Manchester United in terms of who is the most successful. Although they have only 18 league titles, they have been significantly more successful in Europe, helping them reach 42 trophies overall. 

 Here are the top five most successful clubs in English football history.